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Kerian UK Ltd
Chris A. Thornton
Board Game
ZX Spectrum 48K

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Alex Entwhistle, Alan Grier, Alan Hunter
Chris Bourne

The makers of Turbo Chess claim it represents a state-of-the-art chess program (it doesn't say which one) and that it includes infinite levels of play, the ability to load a previously saved program and a comprehensive analysis routine.

Alex: There are so many chess programs for the Spectrum that this is quite likely to get lost in the crowd. However, with features like setting the Spectrum's 'thinking', time limit, I can quite believe it is the best one around. The graphics are clear and it responds quite quickly most of the time, so at least it's above average. It's very complex, and will only appeal to chess nuts. MISS

Alan G: Oh no, not another chess game! Actually it's probably unfair to dismiss it out of hand, but there really are far too many similar programs on the market. This one does seem to have a few more features than the others and it's quite simple to get the hang of, although only chess freaks will welcome its arrival. It's well presented with adequate graphics and speed. HIT

Alan H: It's difficult to comment on a program like this without being extremely good at chess - certainly from a technical point of view it seems to be quite good. The graphics are impressive, with four-character blocks being used to define each piece and the colour has been chosen reasonably well. Sometimes though it's difficult to see a white piece in a cyan background. This example has been executed well. HIT